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(versus the usual 35-spf stills from DoveCam). To view these videos,
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(if you don't have it, see below).
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Dove Hatching (short version)"
click here to view
min., 48 sec.
baby mourning dove enters the world. The parent dove will remove
both halves of the eggshell from the nest.
Dove's First Feeding"
here to view
min., 54 sec.
a few minutes after hatching, the baby dove gets it's first
meal. Parent doves excrete "crop milk"--a nutritious
meal for the chicks. But, the process doesn't look terribly
pleasant for either party.
Dove Hatching (long version)"
here to view
min., 14 sec.
video contains both of the above videos plus the entire hatching
sequence (it begins several minutes before the 'short version'
view these videos, you need to have QuickTimeTM installed
on your computer. QuickTime is a fully cross-platform (works on
both MacintoshTM and WindowsTM computers)
multimedia technology. If you don't already have QuickTime installed,
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